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Tribune Building

Tribune Teasers | Summer 2018

Save the dates for these fun, fresh events at the Tribune Building. Keep checking back for additional events!

Wednesday, May 23 | Wellness Wednesday: Tai Chi for seniors and beginners on the riverbank in front of the Tribune Building. Class begins at 10:30 a.m. It will be super relaxing and full of good stretching!

Thursday, June 14 | Brews, Brats & Bags: Enjoy some O’SO brews and brats at the Tribune Building from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for a brew & brat. Music and bags (cornhole) games for you to play for fun. We’ll have a 50/50 raffle and you can tour the Tribune Building at 7 p.m. It’s a great way to kick off a full night downtown before attending Cinema Under The Stars on West Grand Avenue!  

Thursday, June 21 | Local Food Cooking Event: Attendees will gather at the Tribune Building from 5-7 p.m. to create delicious dishes using fresh vegetables from a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share provided by Farmer Joel of Lonely Oak Farm. Taste the goodness of the season!

Friday, August 3 through Friday, October 26  | Friday Night Lights at the Tribune Building: Enjoy the creativity of local artists who paint their designs on the windows of the Tribune Building’s circular section. Each Friday from August through October, we’ll turn on the building’s lights at dusk to let their artwork shine forth through the night!   

Saturday, August 25 | Farmers Market Chef Demo: Enjoy watching a demo of local food preparation while sampling dishes prepared by a local chef. Our partners at Wood County Health Department will educate us about fresh produce’s nutritional aspects. Then, head home with recipes to try using the bounty that your market shopping experience provides.    

Check out other ways to get involved with the Tribune Building Project here.

Free Educational Zoo Programs

Thanks to support through the Helen Mead Fund at Incourage, we offer three free educational zoo programs throughout the summer:

Tuesday, June 12, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Minnesota Zoomobile – Adventures with Animals from Around the World: Get up close to animals from around the world and discover the important job each one has on earth.

Tuesday, July 10, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Zoozort – It’s Wildly Educational: Noelle Tarrant has been a licensed animal educator for over 20 years. She’ll capture kids’ attention with interactive questions, demonstrations and animals like a wallaby, armadillo, coatimundi and others.

Tuesday, August 14, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. David Stokes Summer Wildlife Show – Wildlife In Your Backyard; Up Close & Personal: Through songs, stories, movement and riddles, plus live animals and artifacts, have fun getting up close and personal with wildlife.

All programs take place in Helen’s Zoo House at the Wisconsin Rapids Zoo, 1911 Gaynor Avenue. Contact Incourage with any questions, at 715.423.3863.

Community Picnic

Mark your calendar! | August 1, 2018

This year’s picnic takes place on Wednesday, August 1, 4:30 – 8 p.m. in downtown Wisconsin Rapids. We’ll keep you posted on picnic planning as we get closer to the big day! Learn more about the picnic here.

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  • About Incourage

    Established in rural Wisconsin in 1994 to serve the changing needs of the south Wood County area, Incourage has become a nationally-recognized leader in place-based philanthropy and community development. Guided by values of equity, opportunity, and shared stewardship, Incourage envisions a community that works well for all people. One physical manifestation of this vision is the redevelopment of the Tribune building, which demonstrates Incourage’s user-centered approach to growing a strong and inclusive local economy.
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